mental health

Chemical warfare

Thats whats going on inside my brain right now. Over the past few weeks the dose of my sertraline has changed from 50mg to 100mg to 150mg down to 50mg and now back to 100mg. Surely this can’t be good for me? The trouble is, when you call your doctors you always speak to someone different. Some believe in anxiety medication, while others don’t. I need consistency.

Sertraline belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.This drug works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in your brain, that helps maintain mental health balance. This can improve the symptoms of depression and anxiety. By changing the dose so much my brain must think what the hell is going on!

If the medical “professionals” can’t agree on the right treatment program, what chance do I have? The last two days for me have not been good. I haven’t wanted to leave me flat. It’s a shame because apparently the weather is lovely. I guess I should open my curtains really.

I’m pushing myself today. I’m going to go out on my bike and see some friends. I really wish I knew what has brought my current “episode” on. I’ve never been this bad before and I’m determined to never get like this again. As soon as everything has settled down hopefully I will have a clearer picture in my mind.

Not doing much to bulletproof myself am I?

By catmann1973

Hi, I’m Martin. 47 years old, living in Suffolk. I have three amazing grown up children. I have the best family and friends in the world. I am a football fan, love going to the gym and I am a motorcycle pilot. I’ve had mental health problems all of my life. This site is about my past, present and future. I’m hoping to make it easier for people to be able to speak freely about mental health. It can affect anyone at anytime.

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